October 14, 2014

23rd Annual Day of Caring

On Thursday, October 9th, United Way of Cass-Clay held its 23rd Annual Day of Caring.  This year, a record breaking 1,872 volunteers from around the community helped more than 405 senior citizens at their homes as well as 10 organizations with special projects in Cass and Clay Counties.  Volunteers helped with projects around local seniors homes and organizations such as light cleaning, raking leaves, prepping lawns, and landscaping for winter, cleaning gutters, organizing and more.  Seniors are always so grateful for the help that they receive as many of them would be unable to complete these projects without the help of these generous and caring volunteers.  Calls and emails are still coming in to the United Way office from those that received help with kind words and gratitude for what was done for them that day.  Ron, a senior who had volunteers come from State Bank, stated “They did what I never could do.  They were just great.  They went beyond what I expected and did it cheerfully.”  Volunteers get just as much out of the event.  “I can't say enough about how amazing this experience was,” said one volunteer. “The senior that we helped was so sweet and it was so great to provide her with some help around the house.  The best part about the day was sitting down to coffee afterward and learning about her history and listening to her stories that really were a priceless gift.  Thank you for providing this channel to connect with the seniors in our community!”

Thank you to all of the volunteers that LIVED UNITED! 

If you would like more information on Day of Caring, please email dayofcaring@unitedwaycassclay.org or call 701-237-5050.

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